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Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

Army chooses 20 companies to develop explosives-detection for IEDs hidden in culverts

ADELPHI, Md., 17 Sept. 2014. U.S. Army bomb-detection and -disposal researchers are choosing 20 companies to compete for future projects involving detecting and neutralize improvised explosive devices (IEDs) hidden in and around roadside culverts.

Canadian military chooses iRobot UGVs to detect chemical agents, explosives, and radiation

Canadian military chooses iRobot UGVs to detect chemical agents, explosives, and radiation

BEDFORD, Mass., 15 Sept. 2014. Leaders of the Canadian military needed unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) robots to alert uses to the presence of chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, volatile gases, explosives and radiation. They found their solution from iRobot Corp. in Bedford, Mass.

Optics able to withstand high-pressure undersea conditions introduced by Meller Optics

Optics able to withstand high-pressure undersea conditions introduced by Meller Optics

PROVIDENCE, R.I., 15 Sept. 2014. Meller Optics Inc. in Providence, R.I., is introducing sapphire optics that can withstand high pressures for outboard applications on undersea vehicles.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

IARPA to brief industry on upcoming projects, goals, and contract opportunities 29-30 Oct.

COLLEGE PARK, Md., 12 Sept. 2014. Experts from the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) in Washington will brief industry on the breadth and depth of IARPA's research initiatives on 29 and 30 Oct. 2014 in the College Park, Md., area.

Microsemi to boost expertise in optical and Ethernet communications with Centellax acquisition

Microsemi to boost expertise in optical and Ethernet communications with Centellax acquisition

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 12 Sept. 2014. Executives of Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., seek to boost their company's expertise in high-speed analog and RF semiconductor products for the optical communications and Ethernet data communications applications with their acquisition of Centellax in Santa Rose, Calif.

Photodiode for stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions introduced by Opto Diode

Photodiode for stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions introduced by Opto Diode

NEWBURY PARK, Calif., 12 Sept. 2014. Opto Diode in Newbury Park, Calif., is introducing the SXUV 2.5-millimeter photodiode with a circular active area that provides stability after extreme ultraviolet conditions.

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

Navy chooses Textron to provide test equipment to check-out IED jammers before missions

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 9 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy bomb-disposal experts needed test and measurement gear to validate the performance of equipment designed to jam RF and microwave signals intended to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs). They found their solution from the Textron Systems Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Hunt Valley, Md.

COTS analog module for flight test instrumentation applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

COTS analog module for flight test instrumentation applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 9 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Acra KAM-500 ADC/136 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analog module for flight test instrumentation applications.

Rugged tablet computers and smartphones for the battlefield

Far from the haphazard use of personal cell phones in military operations of past decades, today's organized use of rugged tablet computers and smartphones is incorporating information security to bring handheld computing to all echelons of the battlefield.

Global military spending for electro-optical and infrared technologies to reach $8.38 billion this year

Global military spending for electro-optical and infrared technologies to reach $8.38 billion this year

AMSTERDAM, 8 Sept. 2014. Worldwide military spending for military electro optical and infrared systems will reach $8.38 billion this year, with steady growth over the next decade, say analysts at market researcher ASD Media BV in Amsterdam.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on augmenting inertial navigation with non-GPS technologies

DARPA asks industry for ideas on augmenting inertial navigation with non-GPS technologies

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 Sept. 2014. U.S. military researchers are surveying industry for technologies that augment inertial navigation systems (INS) to enable precision long-endurance navigation and precise weapon and platform maneuvers.

Embedded computing interconnect for EW and C4ISR applications introduced by Mercury

Embedded computing interconnect for EW and C4ISR applications introduced by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 5 Sept. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the Micro Via Radial Interconnect (MVRI) technology for applications of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) in electronic warfare, signals intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

Army researchers choose IMSAR to develop small radar systems for unmanned aerial vehicles

NATICK, Mass., 27 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army researchers needed synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems for a variety of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. They found their solution from IMSAR LLC in Springville, Utah.

 

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 20 Aug. 2014. Fast, maneuverable laser weapons, recycling combat vehicle technologies for the next generation, and protecting embedded systems from cyber attack highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 20 Aug. 2014. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the BlackDELTA four-slot PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) and Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) embedded computing chassis for applications that require turnkey solutions.

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 19 Aug. 2014. Defense electronics suppliers must be getting a little gun-shy these days about participating in U.S. military armored combat vehicle programs.

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

50-Watt AC-DC power supplies for test and communications introduced by TDK Lambda

SAN DIEGO, 19 Aug. 2014. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing 50-Watt versions of the RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies for industrial, test & measurement, broadcast, communications, and LED signage applications.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Aug. 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to network manned and unmanned surface ships, submarines, and maritime aircraft to maintain viable naval maritime operations with scarce resources in contested environments.

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

WARREN, Mich., 18 Aug. 2014. The U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program to design a modern replacement for the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was cancelled earlier this year amid rising costs and expanding requirements, yet some technology developed for GCV may live on.

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Raytheon Co. will develop a tactical laser weapon mounted on a humvee-like maneuverable combat vehicle to protect moving U.S. Marine Corps task forces from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles, and other weapons that are difficult to pick up on radar.

HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera for wide-area surveillance introduced by LILIN

HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera for wide-area surveillance introduced by LILIN

ARCADIA, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. LILIN North America in Arcadia, Calif., is introducing the IPS5204ES full HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera with day/night functionality for wide-area surveillance applications.

Navy scraps anticipated program to develop prototype laser weapons for helicopter operations at sea

RIDGECREST, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy laser weapons experts say they are scrapping a plan to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 FPGAs undergo NSA information security screenings

Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 FPGAs undergo NSA information security screenings

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. The SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., have completed information-security screening for use in secure communications and cyber security applications, company officials announced Wednesday.

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

RIDGECREST, Calif., 13 Aug. 2014. Electronics contract manufacturing expert US Technologies in Fair Lawn, N.J., will build as many as 5,270 circuit card assemblies over the next five years for the U.S. Navy AN/ULQ-21 airborne electronic warfare (EW) system under terms of a $13.8 million contract announced Tuesday.

3U VPX carrier cards to interface PMC XMC modules to VPX systems introduced by Acromag

3U VPX carrier cards to interface PMC XMC modules to VPX systems introduced by Acromag

WIXOM, Mich., 13 Aug. 2014. Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the VPX4810 and VPX4812 3U VPX carrier cards to interface PCI mezzanine card (PMC) or express mezzanine card (XMC) modules to VPX computer systems.

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